This spooky season join local historian and owner-operator of Badass Berlin Tours, Kyle Smith for a Zoom lecture through the back alleys and side streets of downtown Kitchener as we talk about some of the scary characters that have called our town home. Murders, executions, grave robbing, shootouts, villainous doctors, and even pandemics of the past, (trust us they were even worse). Come learn a little more about Bloody Berlin….if you dare!
Meet Your Speaker, Kyle Smith
Born locally, educated locally, and working in the local museum field for over 20 years, Kyle Smith is about as Kitchener as it gets, his last name was even changed from the German Schmitt to English Smith at the turn of the 20th Century just like Berlin/Kitchener! During all this time and while giving local history tours for literally thousands of people Kyle has learned a variety of stories of Kitchener’s past which are often not fit for polite conversation and that are absolutely NSFW! But those are the best stories! So in 2019 he started Badass Berlin Tours a walking tour company leading tours of downtown Kitchener. This lets him enjoy the chance to talk history, tell these often R-rated stories, crack jokes, and meet new people from all over. What’s not to like!
Time: Thursday, October 21 at 10:30am